In the nine years since we opened our doors as the North Carolina’s protection and advocacy system for people with disabilities, Disability Rights North Carolina has become a leading voice in protecting the legal rights of people with disabilities in our State. We are the only nonprofit organization in our State dedicated solely to providing advocacy and legal services to people with all types of disabilities to protect their right to live independently with dignity in the communities of their choice. Our mission is to protect the legal rights of people with disabilities through individual and systems advocacy. Our 16 staff attorneys and attorney managers conduct a wide range of legal advocacy services for people with disabilities, including the provision of direct legal representation to people with disabilities to protect their rights and ensure they receive the services to which they are entitled by law, bringing impact litigation, and acting as amicus curiae in disability-related cases.
Through funding from a private foundation, Disability Rights North Carolina will hire a Disability Law Fellow to begin employment in August 2017. The Fellowship was created in 2015 to increase opportunities for attorneys to develop their interest and expertise in protecting the legal rights of people with disabilities. The Disability Law Fellow will be an attorney with 0-3 years of experience who has demonstrated an interest in and commitment to public interest law and protecting the rights of people with disabilities. To be eligible for the Disability Law Fellowship, the individual must either be licensed to practice law in North Carolina or be eligible to sit for the North Carolina Bar exam and commit to do so at the earliest opportunity. The Disability Law Fellow will be a full time employee of Disability Rights North Carolina, will be paid consistent with the salary range for its staff attorneys (once licensed to practice law in North Carolina), and will receive all benefits provided to its full time employees. One person may hold the Disability Law Fellowship for no more than 24 months.
Disability Rights NC is an Equal Opportunity Employer of protected veterans and individuals with disabilities. We do not discriminate in any aspect of employment with regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, or veteran’s status or any other characteristic protected by state or federal law.
Send a detailed letter of interest explaining your qualifications and interest in the Disability Law Fellowship, resume, and writing sample via email to be considered.
Closing date to submit applications: November 15, 2016. A decision will be made by mid-December and applicants will be notified.
Have you been thinking about applying for employment with the Federal Government? Would you like guidance from experts on preparing a Federal resume or tips on interviewing for Federal jobs?
Join the staff of the Recruitment Policy and Outreach (RPO) division of the Office of Personnel Management (OPM), for a series of in-depth briefings on these and related topics designed to assist those seeking jobs with the Federal Government.
There is no cost for these sessions and, because they are virtual (online) sessions, you can participate from any location provided you have an Internet connection.
Sessions will be offered monthly. To find out more or to register, click on the event:
The sessions are open to anyone who wants to learn more about the Federal hiring process; however, registration for each event will be limited to 1500 attendees.
For additional tools and resources, visit the Applicants Tools and Resources link.
We look forward to having you at one or more of the sessions!
Participants selected for the Program are given complimentary registration to the ABA Section of Intellectual Property Law’s 32nd Annual Intellectual Property Law Conference in Washington, DC on April 5-6, 2017. During the event, students attend the Section’s premier CLE programs and network with Intellectual Property Law attorneys from across the nation, while reporting on the content of the CLE programming via social media. This is a great opportunity for your students to distinguish themselves in the area of Intellectual Property Law.
Applications for the program’s first round of decisions are due by Monday, November 7, 2016 at 5PM EST. The application can be accessed here. More opportunities are available for law students who join the Law Student Action Group. Any questions on the program can be sent via email here.
The monthly South Miami Kendall Bar Association (“SMKBA”) CLE Luncheon is taking place next Friday, October 28, 2016! The guest speaker will be Jan Jacobowitz from UM School of Law. For just $40, you will get a delicious lunch and earn CLE credit while networking with some of the best attorneys in South Miami.
SMKBA Members get $10 off if you register 24 hours before the luncheon. If you’re still not a member or have not yet renewed for this year, hurry and join here!
Here are all the details:
Date: Friday, October 28, 2016
Time: 11:45- 1:30pm
Location: Carrabba’s Italian Grill
5829 SW 73rd Street #102
South Miami, Florida 33143
Please RSVP for lunch here.
Finally, by becoming a member you will get discounted prices for events or sometimes even free admission! The more members we have, the more wonderful things we can do, like give out scholarships, put on events, and even challenge the Coral Gables Bar to a friendly softball or Dodgeball game.
Can’t make the luncheon? That’s okay, You can always check out our website to see what SMKBA is up to next!
The Florida Bar CLE Committee and Solo & Small Firm Section Present: “Going Solo Successful Practice Development” Seminar. Course No. 2390R.
Sponsored by The Florida Bar Young Lawyers Division. $80 Special Discounted Rate for Florida Law Students.
General: 4.5 hours Ethics: 0.0 hours.
Course Classification: Intermediate Level.
Live and Webcast Presentations: Thursday, Nov. 3, 2016, 1:30 – 5:30 P.M. (following Annual Ethics Update 2016). Renaissance International Plaza, 4200 Jim Walter Blvd., Tampa, FL 33607 (813) 877-9200.
Networking 101 • Marketing • The Importance of “When” Technology and Cost Savings as a Solo • Solo Practice 101.
For additional details and to register, visit the website.
The ABA Forum on Franchising will hold its 39th annual meeting at the Fontainebleau Miami Beach Hotel from November 2nd to November 4th, 2016. The Forum is extending an invitation to law students who may have an interest in franchise law to attend the meeting and will waive the registration fee for any student who wishes to attend. The meeting will provide ample opportunity for students to learn more about franchising law and to network with attorneys from law firms and corporate counsel offices around the country.
More information about this forum can be found on the website.
Students interested in attending the meeting for free should email Will K. Woods of Baker & McKenzie’s Dallas office and he will facilitate their registration.
See below for upcoming deadlines:
Spring Externship (any current law student) – October 20, 2016
December DAP Board (3Ls, graduates awaiting bar results and attorneys) – November 10, 2016
AFROTC Graduate Law Program (current 1Ls) – January 10, 2017
AFROTC One Year College Program (current 2Ls) – January 10, 2017